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  • Joseph and Beverly Keller

    Joseph and Beverly Keller of Tell City celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary June 2, 2012, at West Boggs Lake in Loogootee.

    Mr. Keller married the former Beverly Peters June 2, 1972, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Tell City.
    They are the parents of Susan (Jason) Martin of Ferdinand and Joseph Keller Jr. of Tell City. Their grandchildren are Eli, Owen and Isaac Martin.
    Mr. Keller is retired from Boilermakers Local 374 and Mrs. Keller is a registered nurse employed by Vista Care Hospice.

  • Nathan and Bettye Miller

    Nathan and Bettye Miller will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary June 28, 2012, (today) with their family.

    Mr. Miller and the former Bettye Raaf were married June 28, 1947, at St. Paul’s Rectory in Tell City.
    The couple are the parents of Dan Miller (Joyce) of Minneapolis, Minn., Steve Miller (Laurie) of Bloomington, Beth Bosler (Gary) of Lebanon, Pa., Tim Miller (Karen) of Tell City, Greg Miller (Karen) of Boonville and Brad Miller (Connie) of Boonville. They have 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

  • Academy chief claims best year in graduation help


    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Learning Academy has “probably experienced the best year that we’ve had in terms of keeping students on track toward graduation, maybe since we started,” said its executive director, Mike Bishop.

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  • Illinois man killed in one-vehicle I-64 crash



    ST. CROIX – A Granite City, Ill., man died Sunday afternoon after his truck hit an overpass and caught fire on Interstate 64 at the 79-mile marker at St. Croix. 

    Perry County Coroner Charlie Baumeister identified the victim as Joshua R. Tomlin, 32. Baumeister said his office was not able to release the name of the person until a final identification had been made and the victim’s family members were notified. 

  • Fourth of July party starts Friday afternoon

    TELL CITY – Moose Lodge 1424’s annual Summer Fest marking the Independence Day holiday will kick off Friday with rides, games and food. 

    A fireworks show planned for Sunday night was canceled after the county commissioners implemented a ban on most types of open burning due to dry conditions. In place of the fireworks show, prizes will be given away on the hour every hour from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday. 

    Activities will swing into gear Friday at Zoercher-Bettinger Park on Tell City’s north side.

  • Wahl new assistant principal at William Tell Elementary


    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City gained a boys varsity basketball coach and an elementary assistant principal Tuesday but lost a baseball coach.

    University of Southern Indiana assistant Brent Owen was hired as the Marksmen’s basketball coach (see story on page 6) at a special meeting of the Tell City-Troy Township school board.

  • Drug court prods offenders to improve their own lives


    Managing Editor

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a multi-part series. Published Monday, Part 1 described a presentation by Douglas B. Marlowe, chief of science, law and policy for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, before a U.S. Senate subcommittee on crime and terrorism.

  • Police probe death of 20-year-old


    TELL CITY – A police investigation is continuing into the death of a 20-year-old Cannelton man whose body was pulled Sunday from the Ohio River. 

    Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said officers have made no final determination into the manner of the death but are focusing on the final hours of Derrick S. Sandage’s life and the people who were him at a gathering Friday night along the Ohio River. 

  • Burn ban in place

    PERRY COUNTY – Weeks of drought that have created tinderbox conditions led county commissioners Friday to declare an emergency ban on burning that includes aerial fireworks. 

    The ban will remain in place until significant rainfall reduces the risk of fire. 

    The ban prohibits the following:

    • Open burning of any kind using conventional fuel such as wood and other combustible matter. Charcoal and propane grills and small campfires in approved fire rings are allowed.